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The falcon's eyes : a novel, Francesca Stanfill

Label
The falcon's eyes : a novel
Title
The falcon's eyes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Stanfill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Illuminating the end of the twelfth century and the notorious queen--Eleanor of Aquitaine--who dominated it, this sweeping, suspenseful tale follows Isabelle, a spirited, questing young woman, who defies convention--and her controlling, falconry-obsessed husband--to lead an extraordinary life"--
  • Set in France and England at the end of the twelfth century, the moving story of a spirited, questing young woman, Isabelle, who defies convention to forge a remarkable life, one profoundly influenced by the fabled queen she idolizes and comes to know--Eleanor of Aquitaine. A sweeping, suspenseful tale about marriage, freedom, identity, and motherhood, The Falcon's Eyes not only illuminates a brilliant century and the notorious queen who dominated it, but also brings to life the vivid band of characters whom the heroine encounters on her journey to selfhood. Principal among them, Isabelle's charismatic, controlling husband, as obsessed by falconry as he is by having an heir. The various settings--Château Ravinour, Fontevraud Abbey, and Queen Eleanor's exiled court in England--are depicted as memorably as the noblewomen, nuns, servants, falconers, and courtiers who inhabit them. With a series of twists and turns, the story pulses forward as Isabelle confronts one challenge, one danger, after another, until it hurtles to its final, enthralling, page
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanfill, Francesca
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T33158
LC item number
F35 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eleanor
  • Young women
  • Queens
  • Wives
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Falconry
  • Middle Ages
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The falcon's eyes : a novel, Francesca Stanfill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1333444036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
819 pages
Isbn
9780063074224
Lccn
bl2022020915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1333444036
Label
The falcon's eyes : a novel, Francesca Stanfill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1333444036
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
819 pages
Isbn
9780063074224
Lccn
bl2022020915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1333444036

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